|ZPacks™ Hexamid Long Tent
If you are 6' 4" (1.9 meters) or taller then the Hexamid Long
might be for you. This tent is very similar to our popular
Solo-Plus size tent except the ends
of the tent are raised vertical for
extra head and foot room. The two extra poles mean that almost the full
9 foot length of the tent can be utilized by tall hikers.
Like our other Hexamids it is made from the lightest materials available; .51 oz/sqyd cuben
fiber, and optionally .7 oz/sqyd ultralight insect netting.
The tent has enough space to comfortably fit a person up to 6'
8" (2.03 meters) tall lying down or sitting up. The tent has
enough width for a bunch of gear, or a shorter hiking partner.
Kevin is shown in the pictures for reference; he is 6' 4" tall.
Sets up with a long trekking pole or walking stick around 52
inches (132 cm) at the center, and two 22" (56 cm) poles at the head and foot
Poles are not included, use trekking poles if you have them.
Many trekking poles can come apart relatively easily for use at
the two ends. The end poles can be longer or shorter than the
recommended 22" and they will still work.
Tent poles are
available if you do not use trekking poles.
Ten stakes are recommended on this tent.
Set up instructions are available for the
Fixed length guy lines using no-stretch spectra cord make setup easy. No line adjusters or knot tying
- Great ventilation, and a great view through the large screen entryway.
6" of screen around the perimeter allows air flow.
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- The screen entryway opens with a single rainbow shaped zipper
at the top. A single zipper reduces the likelihood of zipper
failure, and keeps zipper weight at a minimum.
- Cuben Fiber is made from Dyneema threads which do not stretch.
The tent stays taught all night. Nylon materials by comparison can stretch and sag,
especially if it gets wet.
- All the seams are
triple stitched and taped, and the tie outs are bonded. No seam
This tent is unique in that it has a fully
enclosed .7 oz/sqyd
screen floor which keeps 100% of insects, spiders, ticks, etc
You will need a separate ground sheet on the inside, on top
of the screen, just like sleeping under a tarp.
Keeping the groundsheet separate from the shelter offers the
- Our separate Cuben Fiber
Bathtub Ground Sheet works great, but alternatively you can
use a Poncho,
or inexpensive material like
Tyvek for your groundsheet.
- On nice nights you can take out your separate ground sheet
and sleep under the stars or on the ground under a shelter.
- If rain is blowing hard at one side of the shelter, you can
fold up the edges of your ground sheet, or shift it away from
any spray. Rain spray or condensation runs harmlessly out the
- You can take out your ground sheet to dry everything out
twice as fast.
- Each inside corner of the shelter has a loop and clip for
groundsheet. The peak also has a loop on the inside for hanging a
flashlight or stuff sack.
- The expected life span of this shelter is at least one
full 2500+ mile thru hike, or many years of casual use with some
care. The shelter can also be easily repaired in the field since
duct tape sticks well to the fabric.
- All ZPacks gear has a one year warranty against defects in
materials or workmanship. Returns or exchanges are welcome.
- For more info check out the Tent
Optional Extended Beak:
demand an extended beak is now available. The extended beak rolls down
to block rain spray, deflect wind, and provide some privacy. The beak
has elastic an elastic cord which clips to the tent's front guy line. To
open the beak just un-clip it and roll it up. The beak adds about 1 foot
of vestibule space for shoes, etc.
When hiking solo the extended beak may not be necessary since you can
usually slide your ground sheet towards the back of the tent to avoid
any rain spray. If you are sharing the tent with a second person or if
you want to play it safe add the beak.
- Peak Height: 51 inches (130 cm)
- Height at the head and foot: 19 inches (48 cm)
- Length: 9 feet (2.75 meters)
- Width at center: 62 inches (158 cm)
- Width at ends: 42 inches (107 cm)
- Entryway Height: 29 inches (74 cm)
- A Hexamid Long Tarp including taped seams weighs 6.7 ounces
- Optional fully enclosed bug screen adds 5.8 ounces (164 grams),
which makes 12.5 ounces (354 grams) total for the tent.
- Bright yellow
Z-Line spectra guy
lines add .4 oz (11 grams)
- A medium 6" x 12" stuff sack for the tent + separate
groundsheet adds .3 ounces (8 grams)
- Six elastic bands and clips are included to attach your groundsheet to the
shelter. .5 ounces (14 grams)
- An Optional Extended Beak adds 1.5 ounces (43 grams)
- The Total weight for a Hexamid Long Tent w/ Extended
Beak, including seam tape, guy-lines, elastic lines to
attach your groundsheet, and a stuff sack is 15.2 ounces (431 grams).
- A ground sheet, 10 stakes
tent poles are
sold separately, and are not included in the price or
weight. If you choose to use a Twin size Cuben Fiber Groundsheet
(4.3 ounces), ten 6" titanium stakes (2.0 ounces) and a cuben
fiber stake sack (.1 ounces) then your Grand Total for the
complete shelter would be 21.6 ounces (612 grams).
These weights are as accurate as possible. Compare carefully! Many
other manufacturers leave out seam sealing, lines, stuff sack,
stakes, ground sheet etc from their weights.
There may be a waiting list for this item, see the notice at
the top of the page.
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Matt Favero receives your orders, oversees production at our shop, and ships
out your orders. For questions about your order, due date requests, and changes to existing orders, please email Matt:
Joe Valesko founded ZPacks in 2005. He designed and tested all the gear, and
has thru-hiked over 9,400 miles including the Appalachian Trail, Pacific
Crest Trail, Continental Divide Trail, and Te Araroa Trail.
For any questions about our gear, recommendations, feedback, and custom
project quotes please email Joe: